Suspicious Site Reporter Allows Users to Flag Deceptive Sites

 - Jun 20, 2019
References: chrome.google & techcrunch
Google recently launched its Suspicious Site Reporter extension, which allows users to flag sites that should not be included in the Company's Safe Browsing index. The Safe Browsing index is used by Chrome and a number of other browsers. The extension also places a flag icon in the user's browser, which changes color as a result of how legitimate the current site is. Google has also released a warning that lets users know that a site may try to trick them -- this roadblock may help users avoid downloading malware.

Safe Browsing already goes through websites and looks for deceptive sites. However, with the new Suspicious Site Reporter extension, users can flag sites that may have been missed by Safe Browsing. The flagging process is straightforward, where users can either provide screenshots or the DOM content of the browser.

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